Quotes, sayings & poems

Wedding Prayers

The supreme happiness of life

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved.

- Victor Hugo

Sensual delights flash by and disappear in an instant

Sensual delights flash by and disappear in an instant. But the friendship between us, the mutual trust, the joy of our hearts, the ecstasy of our souls, these things do not pass and cannot ever be destroyed. I will love you until the end.

- Voltaire

Living together has to happen in daylight

One loves each other in dawn, marries in candlelight, but living together has to happen in daylight.

- from Spain

For all the parents

For all the parents, brothers and sisters of spouses who always gave them love and shelter. Reward them with your mercy and blessings for the feeling of security that they offered you.

- Unknown

For those who have discovered their love for each other

For those who have discovered their love for each other. Let them never take it for granted and, but always as a gift and challenge.

- Unknown

Let God always accompany them

Let God always accompany them in their relationship and strengthen them for the task of starting and holding a family together.

- Unknown

Good Father,

Good Father, give the people whose existence has been overshadowed by war and catastrophes new hope and confidence.

- Unknown

Make peace in our world

Make peace in our world: peace in our heart, peace in the families, peace in the nations, peace amongst the nations.

- Unknown

Let us pray that

Let us pray that … and … remain as happy as they are today, that their love will grow constantly, that they learn to feel, think and live together, that they fall in love with each other anew every day and don't congeal in everyday life.

- unknown

Give the newlyweds

Give the newlyweds thorough confidence that nothing in the world, neither suffering nor death, can destory their love and community when they let themselves be guided by you.

- Unknown

Instruments of your peace

Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, union;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master,
Grant that we may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

- St. Francis of Assisi

May the road rise

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

- Irish Blessing